During his Thanksgiving demonstration at the Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival, Bobby Flay made a scrumptious-sounding stuffing. I've been looking for an exciting new recipe to include on my Thanksgiving day menu, so I decided to give his recipe for wild rice and goat cheese stuffing a try. The rich stuffing is packed with delicious flavors: fragrant chorizo, milky cheese, and fresh herbs that combine to create a dish full of contrasts. It's moist yet crunchy, spicy yet creamy, and incredibly addictive. I'm contemplating doing a Southwestern-themed dinner, so I can make this stuffing, it's that good. To look at Bobby's recipe, read more
Many people believe that the difference between stuffing and dressing is how you cook it. If you cook it inside the turkey it's called stuffing; if you cook it outside it's known as dressing. However, it may be a regional thing: apparently in the South it's always called dressing. I've always referred to it as stuffing whether it's cooked inside or outside the bird. What do you make? Do you cook it inside or outside?
There are few things that can top stuffing as my comfort food of choice around this time of year. Is there anything more blissful than eating the chewy, savory goodness, warm and right out of the oven?
Dressing made with chestnuts is a tradition that remains popular in certain parts of New England, as the nuts impart rich, roasted flavor and starchy body. Chestnuts are also in season during the Fall, so they make the perfect accent to this timely side dish. To see both a basic and a slightly more challenging recipe, read more
We are just one day away from Memorial Day weekend, the start of Summer, which means it’s bathing suit shopping season! When you’re a kid, it's all about finding your favorite colors and prints, but now we actually have to worry about how we look in a swimsuit. Is the cut right? Is anything going to pop out when I move? Is it flattering? Staring at your nearly nude body in a fluorescent lit fitting room can be a discouraging experience, and I’ve often left empty-handed and depressed, but I’ve figured out a few tips for making this experience more productive and positive. To see them, read more
Similar to how a relationship gives you a chance to slack a little in your usual beauty routine, the weekend gives you a chance to abandon the typical workday clothes for your weekend wear. I tend to save my comfy jeans with the faded knees for errand running and my old sandals for shopping, but I have friends who use the weekend to wear all of their cutest, non-professional attire. So ladies, do tell, how does your weekend look differ from that of your weekday?
A coworker has invited you to her birthday party at her house. You haven’t spent a lot of time outside of the office yet, but your friendship has grown and you want to get to know her on a deeper level. You decide to go even though you won’t know anyone else there. The invitation said "chic cocktail soirée" so you get all gussied up in your favorite dress and funky pair of heels. When you arrive at the party, you’re absolutely horrified to find yourself in a fashion nightmare. Would it be worse if . . .
This: You’re completely over dressed, which you’re reminded of every time someone asks you where you’re going after the party? Apparently everyone else thinks chic soirée means jeans and a print tee with sandals.
Or . . .
That: You happen to be wearing the exact same dress as one of the other women there and in the same color? It’s bright purple so there’s no way to hide it — you're totally humiliated and you’ve already gotten a few bitter stares from the other girl.
I hope you all enjoyed my How-To Lounge with dressing tips for the bottom heavy figure. All your comments were extremely helpful, so thanks for chiming in.
I am back now to talk about how to flatter the "top heavy" woman, and again, FabSugar will be following up next week with some great shopping ideas to complement the tips I share with you here.
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While the clocks have been turned back and Spring is in the air, not every city has the weather to match the season. It is very easy to want to prematurely jump the gun on dressing for Spring but one minute the sun is out and the next it's pouring rain, so how is one to dress for that kind of weather? This kind of weather can add an extra level of stress to your morning routine so hopefully these tips will help you dress between seasons.
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